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Colorado State Fair vendors reflect on 145th edition

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On Tuesday, cleanup was underway at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

The fair wrapped up on Monday and vendors were reacting to the 145th edition of the fair.

As News 5 found out from talking to several vendors, each had a different opinion on how the fair went this year.

"Normally, you know, it's pretty crowded. You're elbow to elbow with people and there wasn't that many people."

Ivory Ball says she and her family have been working the ejection seat attraction at the Colorado State Fair for many years.

Ball said, "This is one of the slowest years."

She doesn’t know exactly why, but either way, there’s some concern. Ball says she’d like to take her daughter, Trinity, to the fair when she gets older.

"I'm hoping that it'll stay around so that way, one day, she can come out and you know have fun, enjoy it, get to ride the rides and stuff."

Libero Kinnear’s only change would be that next year he would “get more seating. We had standing room only for our shows."

The manager of Swift Swine Racing Pigs says he plans on being back at the fair next year.

"We really enjoyed it. The crowd was great."

Chad Thomas, president of Power FX, agrees with Kinnear.

"The fair was great. The people who put it on do a great job every year. This is my fifth year of doing business with the fair...all around the fair was really successful. Those who it wasn't, maybe they need to find a different product."

Nichole Telley, an employee of Beatty's Arena, feels differently as there were “not so big of crowds coming out this year which was kind of a little disappointing."

She says she’d like to see changes to draw more people to the fair.

"If we could get things that are more youth-oriented that would be awesome. I know they're into the skateboarding thing, maybe skateboard competitions...just getting people really involved instead of, you know, them saying oh great, here comes the fair again."

While some vendors thought attendance was lower at the fair this year it actually turned out to be higher than last year.

The grand total was a little over 480,000 people compared to 2016 which had only about 466,000 people.

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